UP Govt Extends Free Ration Scheme By 3 Months, First Cabinet Decision As Yogi 2.0 Begins
"We have decided to extend the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana from March 31 till June 30. It will benefit 15 crore people of the state," Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath said in Lucknow.
Lucknow: In his first big announcement after taking oath as the Chief Minister, Adityanath today announced the extension of the free ration scheme in Uttar Pradesh by three months. The chief minister further said the free ration scheme in Uttar Pradesh has benefitted 15 crore people. The chief minister also held his first cabinet meeting in Lok Bhawan, Lucknow today.
“We have decided to extend the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana from March 31 till June 30. It will benefit 15 crore people of the state,” Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath said in Lucknow.
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The scheme provides for an additional five kilograms of food grain per household per month. It was first implemented by the Centre in 2020 when the pandemic struck. Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya said the state government will spend ₹3,270 crore over the free ration scheme to 15 crore beneficiaries.
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Yogi Adityanath takes oath as UP CM for the second time
Breaking a 37-year-old jinx, Yogi Adityanath took oath as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh on Friday in a grand ceremony at Lucknow’s Ekana Stadium. The event was marked with the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and others.
After Yogi Adityanath, Keshav Prasad Maurya and Brajesh Pathak took oath as Deputy Chief Ministers. The Yogi government 2.0 includes 52 ministers including two Deputy CMs, 16 Cabinet Ministers, 14 Ministers with Independent Charge and 20 Ministers of State.